When you are unable to get to us because of age, illness, mobility limitations, or caregiver responsibilities, we will come to you.

Enjoy this free library service in your own home, or at your retirement or nursing residence. Once every month, a volunteer provides a selection of up to 15 items for you to borrow. The items can be returned during the volunteer’s next visit.

Our Visiting Collectionvisiting volunteer

The visiting collection is geared to your needs, and your reading and viewing interests. From picture books to graphic novels to large-print books—we have something for every age and reading level.

  • Fiction and non-fiction books in regular or large print, books-on-CD, MP3 audiobooks, and magazines

  • Feature film and documentary DVDs

  • Multilingual books and DVDs, and English as a Second Language kits

  • Music CDs

  • eReaders

  • DAISY books and readers for registered Talking Book users: please first complete the Talking Book Application available at the top of this page

Who is Eligible?

Visiting Library Services is available to any Burlington resident who, for whatever reason, cannot come to the library for a period of three months or more. 

How Do I Join?

If you live at home

Apply yourself or have a relative, friend, or social worker apply on your behalf. Call 905.639.3611 ext 1304 or download the application form at the top of this page.

If you live in a retirement or nursing residence and a library volunteer currently visits your location

Ask your residence staff for details. If this is service is not at your location, call 905.639.3611 ext 1304.